Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Field mice in an umbrella!

A field mouse was seen in an umbrella at Coventry Lake this week.  The mouse was under the umbrella at the top in the little pocket that allows the umbrella to open.  In North America, breathing dust that has come in contact with mouse excrement has been linked to hantavirus which may lead to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS).  Mice are primarily nocturnal animals that rely on other senses outside of eyesight.  Vision is not one of their best senses.  The picture below is from google images as the mouse scared the homeowner. 

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